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LINGUIST List 23.1220

Sat Mar 10 2012

Calls: Language Acquisition, Psycholing, Cognitive Sci/Denmark

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

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Date: 09-Mar-2012
From: Moiken Jessen <mojelanguage.sdu.dk>
Subject: Thinking, Doing, Learning: Usage Based Perspectives on Second Language Learning
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Full Title: Thinking, Doing, Learning: Usage Based Perspectives on Second Language Learning

Date: 24-Apr-2013 - 26-Apr-2013
Location: Odense, Denmark
Contact Person: Søren Wind Eskildsen
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.selc.dk/conference/

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Sep-2012

Meeting Description:

The field of second language (L2) learning research has come to sustain a multitude of perspectives on language and learning but also on broader issues such as the crossing points between sociality, the nature of human interaction, and individual cognition. Along with this great theoretical, methodological and empirical variety comes an expansion of what is traditionally thought of as the core of language and the nature of learning. This conference brings together perspectives that find mutual kinship in a view of language as an embodied, semiotic, symbolic tool used for communicative and interactional purposes and an understanding of language use as the preeminent condition for language learning - perspectives that we conjoin under the umbrella term of usage based perspectives.

Such perspectives yield a wide variety of questions to be answered - from societal issues of what it means to interact in an L2 to how speakers carry out social, sense-making moment-to-moment activities, and from the environments of language use and learning to the nature of the sediments of these usage events that are left as 'acquired linguistic constructions' in the individual language learner.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Nick C. Ellis, University of Michigan
Brian MacWhinney, Carnegie Mellon University
Lourdes Ortega, University of Hawaii
Johannes Wagner, University of Southern Denmark

Call for Papers:

The conference will promote and advance this multitude of theoretical and methodological perspectives in second language learning research. We therefore invite conference contributions that draw on theories and methods from across the spectrum of usage based language learning research, including data-driven and theory driven empirical investigations of the relation between cognition, context, interaction and language learning.

We invite the submission of abstracts (for paper or poster presentations) addressing issues in second language learning research, including but not limited to:

- Usage-based linguistics in language learning
- Embodiment and language learning
- Construction-based language learning, including the role of formulaic sequences and frequency issues
- Dynamic Systems/Chaos-Complexity-based language learning
- Linguistic relativity and language learning
- Thinking-for-speaking and SLA
- Socio-cognitive language learning
- Socio-cultural language learning
- Ecological language learning
- Language socialization
- Conversation Analysis in language learning
- Language learning as social activity

Talks will be allocated 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for question. Posters will be put up on the first day of the conference and remain up for the duration of the conference. The language of the conference is English.

Abstracts of no more than 300 words (excluding references) should be submitted via email to selcsitkom.sdu.dk. Please indicate whether you would like to present a poster or a paper, and include the following information in the main body of your email: author's name, affiliation, email address for correspondence, title of talk, and 3-5 keywords.

Panels will also be included in the program. Each panel will consist of individual presentations on a specific or related topic or theme. Panels will be given 2 hours and 15 minutes (2:15 hrs). The panel proposal should be limited to 300 words, as should the individual paper proposals of the panel. Please follow the same submission procedure as for the individual papers and posters.

All abstracts will be subject to double-blind peer review by an international Scientific Committee. The deadline for abstract submission is September 1, 2012. Notification of acceptance will be given by November 1, 2012.

For further information, contact SELC via http://www.selc.dk or by using the email address below.

On behalf of the organizers,

Søren W Eskildsen

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